02/02/2009

im not an accessory whore. but i do love pearls.

It could be said that i am infactuated with pearls. And whoever says it would be completely correct. I'm not in any respects an accesory whore, but i do adore my 3 strands of pearl necklaces, and lets just say they've seen a good 2 years of wear and tear.

It all dates back to my grandma wearing a small strand around her neck, and of course me being the only girl in the family, i inherited it, and used it to dress up with at age 3. (i didn't know they were real pearls obviously...) Since then, i've been pearl crazy. You could say this is WHY i'm crazy over monsier Lagerfelds work with chanel, as he restored its classic-pearls-and-monochrome in a more modern way. And now, i have three strands of pearls. And what i really want now is to go Luella-crazy over some and create a statement peace, but i'll save that for another post!
So you can imagine my excitement when finding an alternate pearl-style necklace in Xuan-Thu-Ngyen, a label that boasts being "a mixture of modern and geometric pleated shapes with delicate and fragile accents like hand-made embroideries and other intricate details". Although the majority of her clothing is pretty basic and un-exciting (with the exception of the gorgeous concertina skirt, which of course has got me plotting diy-style posts), her intricately covered pearl style necklaces have got me pouring over the website. The dutch brand led by the designer of the same name creates beads covered with natural materials such as silk or cotton that look as if they are part of the clothing themselves.



Below is Xuan's couture 08/09 show, you can see what i mean about the clothing, but some of the accessories very nearly have made me contemplate blowing my whole savings on pearls and beads...



38 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, I complete understand! I swear up until like a month ago pearls were the ONLY necklace I ever wore... and I still wear them in my ears everyday! They're just so.. lovely!

dandy gum said...

my cat wears pearls around his neck too :)
i'll show a pic some time...

no these photos are not by me.

and
what THE FACE are you talking about???!!!!! :-)

it doesnt exist anymore

x

♥ fashion chalet said...

sends you a virtual hug =]

xxx

Raquel said...

thank you for the sweet comment!
I really adore pearls too! I'm crazy about pearl earings and necklaces, timeless and classy!xx

Demi said...

thank you very much honey :)
and I hope you too get the chance to go some time!

are you enjoying the snow darling?! itsn't it gorgeous! that photo of your dog is beautiful!

I too am obsessed with pearls - so classy yet amazinggg!

xx

closeup said...

I love pearls too!! :)

thanks for your nice comment!!

futureowndesigner said...

i so adore all of this outfits, those dresses are beautiful!

Lottie said...

oh those pearls..how i crave them...
thanlyou very much molly:)
you usually look amazing yourslef and i really want you to do another special outfit post as i miss them dearly:)))
LOL:)
damn i only have shy three so i can only watch the english version project catwalk..unless i told u i watched project runway..which was a lie...i watch project catwalk..i get mixed up:( sorry:(
i love getting tags and awards and things too!
it was snowing, i got the day off it was so beautiful its sludge now though
i want tmoz off!
and i built a massive snowman and kids tried to roll it away so i shouted at them..the heads toppled off damn them but the body needs three people to roll it.
id love to share..lovelovelove:)
oh i want to do art definately and we have to take a language so french over spanish and triple science(thats compulsory too!were starting it this year though)R.S full course(short course is cumpolsary so if you do long course you get a free period!)(i still erm like it though) music , and i dont know whether to do textiles or media:(
cool options:))
if youve written me a novel,ive written a trilogy.
lovexx

Kay said...

It works really well, I like it.
I am not a jewellery person at all but I LOVE pearls, my mum has always had this one very simple string (and now has an amazing strand of black pearls which I will hopefully inherit one day) and for my 16th I got a beautiful strand with aquamarine beads threaded in.
I managed to persuade my dad into getting earrings to match... kerching.

LetsGetSandy said...

i love pearls too, you're lucky you have real ones! :)
i'd love to exchange links, i'm going to do a wee post on you too, make it a tradition...wonder how long that will last for!
thanks!
x

famemoneysuccess said...

thanks for your comment!!
your blog is very nice!

La Mode is Rad! said...

Like the first outfit
and the pearls!

jessica said...

it's practically not even an accessory , but an integral component in the outfit .
definitely worth blowing some cash on ;]


x

parkaveprincess said...

haha, actually... I was thinking how I don't use it as much as I should and I was thinking of making a post saying if anyone wanted to arrange something where I buy something they want at here and use my 50% and ship it to them, just because I feel like it's being wasted. So maybe if you really wanted something? Maybe we could figure something out.

Emily Anne said...

I think you and pearls go together very well. I also enjoyed watching the show.

I did't know you had *blank*
I dont like to talk about it xD
I'm just glad I'm not the only one!

*Deline said...

this blue necklace is going to haunt me for a while... i want it!

Fashion Babbler said...

I love pearls too! I was so excited to get my first strand and now I have a couple pairs of earrings too. They are so classic and go with everything I wear.

La Couturier said...

you and i have yet another thing in common! pearls!! they are the epitome of sophisticated accessorizing. i must quite a few strands in my jewelry dresser. from rice pearls, to regular ones, i collect them all! i think i get it from my mother too; she has quite a few herself!

xoxo,
La C.

strikeapose said...

OH MY--i love pearls so much. i just bought some pearl earrings today. these pictures are gorgeous.

Sunniva said...

Thank you for your lovely comment :) I am so into pearls too, and I love how Xuan has used them into her work. The last photo with the blue shirt is amazing! xoxox

yiqin; said...

I know! Pearls are just so timeless & classy.

Rand said...

oooh yes pearls are amazing esp. the vintage ones.oooh my!
well u are lucky u inherited some;) haha

agnes said...

this is amazing! i'm overwhelmed by their brilliant use of accessories there.

Couture Carrie said...

I adore pearls as well. That huge blue necklace is so fab!

xoxox,
CC

dapper kid said...

Yes, yes, yes and yes, that collection was lovely and pearls make me giddy!! Pearls just look sooo beautiful and elegant :)

Mimi said...

:D Glad I could help

Ambroisine said...

Usually I don't like much pearls but those ones are awesome, a bit less traditional !

Lissa said...

Haha. I'm pretty sure that makes me a ring whore :]

The Clothes Horse said...

I'm loving those necklace and the length is divine!

oddgirldiaries said...

hey,i have the same feeling about pearls,i think they can basically go with almost anything.

LoveMore said...

oh i adore pearls! they are so traditional and chic think.

great post darling! xxx LM

Dooder City said...

PEARLS! Not really my style but I understand why girls swoon over them. These necklaces are absolutely adorable.

Rabenschwarz said...

very interesting collection.

Cate said...

Yeah, pearls can look so stylish -- à la Coco chanel!!
I haven't heard about that label, but watching the show was fun.

Kisses,
Cate

Kay said...

Hey, just to let you know I tagged you for this award thing (look on my blog for the picture and that) that you have probably already received but I thought your blog deserved it (:

Aisha said...

I inherite everything fashion related in my family I think, because most of my cousins prefer more "up-to-date" clothing :)

I'm not an accesory whore either, but sometimes I think I should do more accesorizing.

Those pearl long necklaces are really cool, it's like a modern version of the classic (and chic) pearl necklace grandma would wear.

Fashion Carnival said...

i adore all this garments, pass to my blog, I nominate you for an award

Cory K. said...

these pearls look amazing!